Weather Watch 13th July 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Mondays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing further spells of light rain and drizzle. This is occasionally heavy. Some sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds are mainly under 20 mph but some gusts have reached 30 mph in the early afternoon. Temps our in the mid teens.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images show below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Tuesday – Across the islands on Tuesday we are going to see overcast conditions once again. Light rain and drizzle. Some heavier showers cannot be ruled out. Winds will ease to under 20 mph for most with some sunny spells. Temps in the mid to low teens.

The broader picture is high pressure remains in charge in the Atlantic 1034 mb. Weather fronts are sliding around the high pressure bringing unsettled weather to parts of the UK. For the rest of the UK wettest in the west. Sunshine and a few showers elsewhere.

Wednesday – across the islands will be overcast with light rain and drizzle. Mist and fog possible as well. This is a result of the low pressure over iceland 998mb and its associated warm front bringing rain and overcast conditions. Winds are also forecast to increase slightly as we go into the evening hours.

The broader picture high pressure stays in control to the South West of the UK. low pressure over Iceland. A fairly overcast conditions with some sunny spells but plenty of showers.

Thursday – across the islands and once again we are going to see overcast conditions. Further light rain and drizzle. Winds gusting 30 mph. Warm fronts sit across the island.

The broader picture high pressure sits to the South West 1029 and low pressure again over Iceland 990 mb. Further showers across the UK with some sunshine.

Long range – looking ahead to next weekend with the mixture of sunshine and showers and brisk winds. Still no real signs of anything more settled weather yet.

In UK Weather – Gravity Waves were spotted off St Kilda this morning on radar by Giuseppe Petricca

This link here explains more https://cosmosmagazine.com/geoscience/gravity-waves-make-stripy-clouds/

This stunning waterspout was captured in Australia and shared by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Another stunning image comes from Pittsburgh of this breathtaking rainbow. Taken by Dave Dicello photography.

Thank you for reading I hope you have enjoyed it. Any feedback is welcome.

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